Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Mark Macgowan, a 2012-2013 Fulbright Professor to the University of Edinburgh, chaired a panel discussion of FIU Fulbright Faculty and Students during FIU’s International Week. Each year, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board selects one university to hold their meeting and they selected FIU, in recognition of it being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars. The U.S. Department of State recognized FIU as a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for 2015-16. FIU is one of 16 research universities with the most faculty and administrators who are Fulbright Scholars.
The Board came to FIU to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, the flagship program of the U.S. Department of State that facilitates international academic exchanges to over 160 countries across the globe. Joining the celebration were officials from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, FIU’s Office of Faculty & Global Affairs, and 31 Fulbright alumni from FIU as well as Fulbright scholars and students from abroad whom FIU is currently hosting. The event was followed by a reception at President Mark. B. Rosenberg’s home, with members of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, officials from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Fulbright alumni panelists who shared their Fulbright experiences abroad.
There are many opportunities for faculty, students, and postdocs within Fulbright. There are Flex Awards http://www.cies.org/fulbright-flex-awards; Global Scholar Award (multi-country grants including the Flex option) http://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-global-scholar-award; and Postdoc Scholar Awards, http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc.
Information about the next grant cycle and information sessions will be offered in the new year to stimulate applications from faculty and students from FIU Stempel College.